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Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong: To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources how much of
Singapore's recyclable waste is exported to overseas processors and which
countries are the largest receivers of our recyclable waste.
Reply by Mr Masagos Zulkifli:
recycles, on average, around 60% of our total waste generated. In 2018, about 30% of recyclable material,
such as paper, plastics, glass and metal, was exported to countries including Australia,
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand for processing and
the bulk of recyclables are already processed locally, my Ministry recognises
the need for Singapore to continue building up our local recycling capabilities.
This will allow us to better extract resources from waste and close the waste
loop through adopting a circular economy approach. NEA is currently studying
e-waste and plastics recycling solutions and technologies available in the
market, and assessing their suitability for adoption in Singapore in terms of
both environmental and economic sustainability
Last updated: 07 Aug 2019
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